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Articles tagged ‘elderly’

January 14, 2016

Expert suggests there is ‘no absolute age cut-off for anticoagulation’

Given the challenges of antithrombotic treatment in the elderly, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group on Thrombosis task group has recently published an expert position paper on this important topic.1

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May 28, 2015

Elderly mortality reduced with more physical activity

Risk of death for the elderly decreases with greater and more regular exercise, according to a study in a French cohort of more than 1,000 elderly subjects (the PROOF study) presented recently at EuroPRevent 2015.1

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May 28, 2014

New era in CVD eHealth, but UK slow to adopt

Studies presented at the recent World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) in Melbourne showcased new research on best practices in the design and development of healthcare mobile applications (mHealth). However, evidence suggests that telemedicine, e-health (healthcare practice supported by electronic processes and communication) and mHealth systems are not taking off in the UK as expected.

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June 20, 2013

Automatic fall protection alarm launched for elderly

A new personal fall detection alarm (iVi™ pendant, Tunstall), that automatically calls for help in the event of a fall, could save lives and reduce the financial burden on the NHS, say the manufacturers.

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March 27, 2013

Pacing in the elderly – comorbidities predict complication rates

Increasing age predicts worsening outcomes with pacing in the elderly. However, absolute mortality and complication rates are modest, even in nonagenarians, and comorbidity is a stronger predictor than age, according to a study1 published recently in Circulation.

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